Thursday, 3 April 2008

Dinner with CEO

Wanker has disappeared.

A few weeks ago CEO's nephew, Wanker, came in to speak to Gay Boss. His plan was to interrigate Gay Boss and throw a list of compaints at him. I thought Gay Boss handled it well. He defended himself against every poiont mentioned and managed to turn the conversation around in such a way that Wanker was left in the interrigation seat.

It has been weeks since he has contact us. CEO has sent Gay Boss emails urging him to contact Wanker to discuss new business strategy. Gay Boss replied by saying he had=s no way of contacting him.

My guess is that Wanker has disappeared and his Uncle can't find him. He's probably lying on some beach somewhere catching sun rays. A long holiday after a stressful hour with Gay Boss.

CEO called me yesterday. He was extrememly nice on the phone. I'm always skeptical of people that are nice to me without reason, especially with CEO. He sends Gay Boss rude, agressive emails and then he has the nerve to be nice to me!

"Hello Elise! How are you?"

"I'm fine.... How are you?"

"Very well at the moment. The whether is fantastic here. I'm sitting on the verranda looking at the blue sea. It's beautiful!"

How nice for you, you prick! While we're in turmoil because of you, you're habving the time of your life!

"Thats nice...."

"My wife and I would like to invite you to have dinner with us. We're in London on the 18 April."


"I'll have to consult my diary and get back to you on that."

"Well I'll be disappointed if you can't make it. I like spending time with you and my wife would love to get to know you better."

Would she now? Now why on earth would your young airheaded wife want to get to know your employee better?

"I'll get back to you soon."

"Fantastic!... Now while I'm on the phone with you, I've been meaning to ask you something."


"Has my nephew been in touch at all?"

"No he hasn't."

"Oh... I see..."

"Can I help at all? Has he not been in contact with you since he came to see us?"

"Oh no... No, its fine... Nothing to worry about."

I was slightly amused by his efforts to be nice. I wonder what he wants.

I spoke to Gay Boss about it later that day. He laughed. He thinks that CEO is being nice because, aside from Gay Boss, I'm the only person who understands the business and how it is run. As soon as I started working I was curious about everything. I made sure that I knew everything Gay Boss knew. I think that's why Gay Boss and I get on so well. We have the same urge for knowledge and understanding.

"Want to be Managing Director?" Gay Boss asked.

I screwed up my face. Hell no! There's no way I'm going to work direstly for a sexist, slightly insane CEO....

Managing Director does sound good though doesn't it?

No! I'm starting up my own company. I don't want to work for him.

Gay Boss honestly thinks that that's what CEO wants to speak to me about it. I have my doubts. CEO has never given me any credit for anything without patronising me.

I don't know whether to accept his invitation to dinner. His wife is so annoying. CEO and I have never spoken for more than 15 minutes. Speaking to him drives me crazy!

I'm curious though....


Polgara said...

Well you could satisfy your curiosity and then start your own business :0)
Pol x

Natalie said...

Wouldn't it be nice for him to offer you the position and then turn it down?! And besided it's a free dinner, I say GO!

Slyde said...

if you have any ideas about even he POSSIBILITY of staying on there, then you should probably suck it up and endure the dinner..

Anonymous said...

Maybe it'll be worth it just to find out what he's got on his mind! I say go for it...well, I would, just to satisfy my curiosity! ;)

Lopz said...

What if you do go to dinner, but have the classic "friend calls in the middle with fake emergency", and then you bail with profuse apologies. That way you can satisfy your (and our) curiosity, but you don't have to endure hours of agony.

hayley-emsley said...

Ohhh Curiosity would kill me, go and laugh about it later! Take Solicitor with ya!

lotus07 said...

I would do it. Better to open a door than to close it. Information is power, and you can never have enough of that.

Adam said...

Hello Elise, it has been a while, been super busy launching a new niche directory. I plan on getting some free time in the near future to just kick back with a glass of red and catch up with the goings on of your life.
Thank you so much for the great comment on my novel! I am adding you to my directory under Art & culture hope you don't mind and will review your blog for my site of the week section!
you can find your listing at
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I love your work and cant wait to read it all!

The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

I'd do it. I'd try to pry out what CEO is up to!

Kitty said...

Presumably Solicitor will be accompanying you? I say go for it - see what it is he REALLY wants.


Globus said...

globus would always rather have regrets about something he did, than have regrets about something he didn't do. in your shoes, globus would go for it, if only to satisfy the old curiosity and also show you can play networking. what have you to lose?

taxitalk said...

is gay boss really a homosexual, or is he just a gay boss the ceo has a young wife lucky man, is it going to be a fancy dinner on him why not, you'll learn a thing or two about him and his family do it. and order what you really want

B.E. Earl said...

Why not leech some money out of the company as Managing Director to put towards your own company?

Just a thought?

(and by leech, I don't mean "steal")

Malach the Merciless said...

I would be careful if he has learned anything from American CEO, dinner will be a chance to fire/layoff.

Ruby said...

la! you have to go! there is no harm in finding out what the man wants hun:)

Sigourney said...


Chickie said...

Please dine with them if for no other reason than to tell us about it! :)

Juliana RW said...

Hi Elise,

I am back....Glad to be home again :D Thanks to visit my blog when i was on vacation. Still visit my blog to see more photos on our vacation.

Pixie said...

Elise where has Grilled Pizza gone???

Elise said...

Hey Pixie,

GP's taken off for a bit... She'll be back when she's ready.

We love her xx

astrogalaxy said...

Whatever you write Elise, it's always so interesting.
Take Care

Michelle Hix said...

I'm glad you liked my last poem Elise.

I'd be super curious about the dinner with CEO. I wouldn't turn it down. But curiousity gets me in trouble sometimes!

Cocaine Princess said...

I think you should go but proceed with caution and stay sharp as you always are.

Cocaine Princess